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  • August 14, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    The drive to Horseshoe Meadows is a trip we long for every summer. The drive up Hwy 395 on the East Side of the Sierra Nevada is one of the best road trips you can make in North America. The scenery...[more]

    August 9, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    It's an EV driver's nightmare. We were stuck in the middle of nowhere with an Electrify America charging station that wouldn't charge our car. It could have been worse. It was only 100 °F (38 °C)...[more]

    August 8, 2020,   by ABRP

    For the Bolt EV, the bottom line is, it’s actually a quite efficient vehicle, though its somewhat unaerodynamic shape really hits it at high speeds. That’s pretty good for a boxy little hatchback! ...

    July 31, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    As part of our weekly Covid-19 get-a-ways, we headed into the Sierra Nevada above Porterville toward scenic Dome Rock.[more]

  • June 24, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    Budding Youtube channel by Australian Rosemary Barnes dubbed Wind Engineering with Rosie. [more]

    August 27, 2019,   by Étienne Rogier

    French historian Étienne Rogier examines in depth one of the great wind turbine development programs of the post WWII years. En francais.

    November 10, 2018,   by Paul Gipe

    In 1980 the Department of Energy published a short film titled Wind: An Energy Alternative. The 12-minute film was produced by the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) probably in 1979.[more]

  • June 22, 2020,   by Roy Morrison

    Unless changed by DOER, or the legislature, the latest version of SMART erects strong barriers to moving effectively toward 100% renewable power in the long run, and will cost many renewable jobs,...

    May 17, 2019,   by Robin Whitlock

    The Solar Trade Association (STA) has welcomed the Labour Party’s announcement this week that it will support over a million new domestic PV installations across the UK, through a mixture of fair...

    November 26, 2018,   by John Farrell

    Minnesota’s community solar program hit a record 460 megawatts of operational capacity in November 2018. The chart above shows the progress of projects through the program since August 2015, and the...

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